My Number 1 Trick for Instant Perspective

I often find myself getting caught up in the minutiae of daily life. The wake up, start the coffee pot, brush teeth, put on clothes, pack lunch, get in the car, get to my desk hum drum becomes my focus. When this happens, relatively insignificant happenings like someone cutting me off on the highway or …

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My Surprising Revelation About my Infertility

Content warning: this post discusses my experience with infertility which I realize is a trigger for many. If that's your experience, you may want to skip this post. My friends' kiddo, James My total hysterectomy in April 2019 rendered me unable to have children. After much, much reflection on this, I am very surprised at …

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The Problem is Not Our Bodies, It’s Our Selfies

Photo by Colm Durham. Find him on Instagram @remainingcolm Did you know that the camera on your phone creates a slight distortion in pictures, specifically that it can enlarge noses up to 30%? According to plastic surgeons across the nation, rhinoplasties have increased by a huge margin. Rhinoplasty patients often continue to be unsatisfied with …

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Career Advice I Would Give to my 20 Year Old Self

The other day I realized that I will turn 30 in four months (WHAAAT?!?!) and it got me thinking about the lessons that I've learned in my 20s. I have collected many human experiences as the last decade has been fairly tumultuous for me (earning my BSW and my MSW, cancer twice, moving to Colorado, …

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Imposter Syndrome and My First Podcast Interview

Recently I was asked to join my friend, Shohreh Davoodi in her Redefining Health and Wellness podcast for an interview on my experience seeing life through the cancer lens. The episode dropped yesterday and it's brought up so many things for me to feel and sort through, the most pertinent and searing: the dreaded imposter …

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Why Getting a Puppy While Fighting Cancer Is Actually a Good Thing

When Malcolm brought up the idea of rescuing a dog from the Humane Society, my initial reaction was not a positive one. I immediately thought I can't possibly do that because of my illness. Then I caught myself and realized that the only person stopping me is myself. My default setting is I cannot possibly …

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